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January 13, 2013

Worst Design Ever

by Michael Langlois

Loctite is a liquid that you can apply to screw threads to keep them from backing out.  There are two kinds, red and blue.

It’s very, very important that you use the right kind.  Blue isn’t permanent.  With a little force, you can break the seal and remove the screw.  Red will ensure that when the sun burns out, the last two components left on earth will be that screw surrounded by a thin ring of metal threads.

Here’s what the package looks like.  Guess which version this is, red or blue:

That’s right!  Blue!

Way to go, package design guys.



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